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Packet8 will take SunRocket’s VoIP customers

Thu, 07/19/2007 - 9:30am
Mike Robuck

Service provider 8x8, the provider of Packet8 residential and business VoIP services, signed an agreement to take over SunRocket’s 200,000 subscribers after SunRocket pulled the plug on Monday.

“8x8 is pleased to be able to quickly transition SunRocket subscribers that opt into the Packet8 service," said 8x8 chairman and CEO Bryan Martin in a prepared statement. "In addition to special pricing, Packet8 is making arrangements with its network service providers to rapidly port SunRocket phone numbers to Packet8's network in order to minimize the disruption that this transition may cause to their communication services.

Packet8 will waive all regular start-up costs that are normally associated with its residential service plans in addition to one free month of service. Whether SunRocket’s former subscribers take Packet8 up on its offer remains to be seen as Vonage and Nuvio are also offering special incentives to SunRocket customers.

Cable VoIP providers are also expected to join the fray for SunRocket’s subscriber base by offering their telephony services as part of their triple play bundles.

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